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Android Application Development

Programming with the Google SDK

Android Application Development - Programming with the Google SDKBased on the Linux operating system and developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance, Android has the potential to unite a fragmented mobile market. "Android Application Development" by Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, and Blake Meike, introduces this programming environment--including the operating system and SDK--and provides working examples with thorough explanations to demonstrate Android's architectural features and APIs.

This practical book provides the concepts and code you need to develop software with Android, the open-source platform for cell phones and mobile devices that's generating enthusiasm across the industry.

With "Android Application Development", you will:
UGNN Alert Write Android applications that take advantage of any core function available in today's mobile devices
UGNN Alert Create a complete modular application that makes use of Android's UI elements
UGNN Alert Learn the concepts and architecture of a feature set that includes views, maps, location-based services, persistent data storage, telephony services, and inter-process communication
UGNN Alert Apply ready-to-run code to implement each feature
UGNN Alert Learn advanced topics, such as 2D and 3D graphics, debugging, and performance analysis

The book is a natural complement to the existing Android documentation provided by Google. Whether you want to develop a commercial application for mobile devices, or just want to create a mobile mashup for personal use, "Android Application Development" demonstrates how you can design, build, and test applications that are innovating, portable, and profitable.

Android Application Development
Rick Rogers, John Lombardo, Zigurd Mednieks, and Blake Meike

John Lombardo has been working with Linux since version 0.9. His first book, Embedded Linux, was published in 2001. Since then he's worked on several embedded products like phones and routers. John holds a BS in Computer Science and is working on his MBA.

Zigurd Mednieks is Chief User Interface Architect at D2 Technologies, a leading provider of IP communications technology, and is a consultant and advisor to companies in the field of embedded user interfaces.

Blake Meike has more than 10 years of experience with Java. He has developed applications using most of the GUI toolkits and several of the Java mobile device platforms. He likes Android a lot.

Rick Rogers has been a professional embedded software engineer and software marketing manager for over 30 years. He has developed software for companies such as Compaq, Intel, and Marvell Semiconductor.

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.


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